A history of gestational diabetes is associated with increased risk for dyslipidemia.
In older adults, no significant changes in bone strength or structure were noted after 2 years of daily vitamin D supplementation.
Men who followed a low-fat diet showed moderately lower serum testosterone levels than those following nonrestrictive diets, according to results published in Urology.
Researchers found that there is significant variance in diabetes prevalence among racial/ethnic groups and subgroups in the US, according to results published in JAMA.
For millions of people in the US living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life. Our bodies energy is primarily governed by glucose in the blood, and blood sugar itself is exquisitely controlled by a complicated set of network interactions involving cells, tissues, organs, and hormones that have evolved to keep the glucose on a relatively even keel, pumping it up when it falls too low or knocking it down when it goes too high. This natural dynamic balance becomes lost when someone develops diabetes.
People with diabetes need to be certain their meals are well balanced with insulin and/or other medications (if they are prescribed), and should exercise whenever possible to help manage blood glucose levels. Education is key for patients with diabetes, and learning how to make healthy choices and improved meal plans can have a significant effect on their overall health.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves incorporating an animal into a person’s therapeutic process or treatment. Dolphins are an increasingly popular choice of ATT to address psychological problems and developmental disabilities, especially in children. A growing and controversial group of global entrepreneurs claim dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT) can help patients feel better by putting them in close contact with dolphins. There are now more than 100 organizations offering DAT around the globe in such widely scattered places as Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Israel, Australia, and Ukraine.